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October 13, 2012 7:24 PM   Subscribe

What are some good online two player games?

I'm looking for games to play with my partner, while they're in another city. We've been playing Scrabble and Go, and I'd like to switch to some new strategy games and/or cute co-op games. Free-to-play is a must.
posted by Orange Pamplemousse to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (8 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
 
Draw Something (a fun 2 player drawing game for iOS), also getting on Skype then playing the same movie and watching together is a lot of fun too.
posted by signsofrain at 7:43 PM on October 13, 2012


Seconding Draw Something, which is also available on Android. (My wife and I play it, she on her iPhone and me on my Android phone.) There's a for-pay version (I think you get some extra features or whatnot) and a free version, which is what I use.

Also, you might like the app Pair, which isn't quite a game but offers some cute game-like abilities (described further here).
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 8:58 PM on October 13, 2012


For board games, try itsyourturn.com and yourturnmyturn.com
Both have free and paid version but if you are just playing one person the free options should be enough.
posted by soelo at 9:20 PM on October 13, 2012


Dominion has a free online client. So does the base version of The Settlers of Catan.
posted by valrus at 11:30 PM on October 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm a fan of Waving Hands. You play wizards trying to make your own spells and interrupt the other persons. Bluffing, pattern-recognition, and no random elements. Takes a little getting used to, but it is pretty good for fun asynchronous play.

I'm also into Conclave lately, a rpg type dungeon crawl game that plays well asynchronously.
posted by Garm at 11:51 PM on October 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


I really like Kahuna, a game about capturing islands by building and destroying bridges. I've played it online at YourTurnMyTurn, and the BGG link lists several other places to play it.
posted by Zarkonnen at 1:20 AM on October 14, 2012


Warlight is customisable to a degree, has multiple maps and is free to play casually. You can set time limits for quick play or slow multi-day games. If you play just with each other you can easily agree on pretty much any kind of time limit. Its mechanics are somewhere between Risk and Diplomacy. Some Mefites thought highly of it when it appeared on the blue:

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posted by tykky at 4:36 AM on October 14, 2012


Board Game Arena has multiple designer board and card games free to play on their site. Games are played in real-time, so no play-by-email. My favorites for two on there are dominion, race for the galaxy, and coloretto. Haggis is a great "climbing" trick-taking game, and Troyes gets great reviews too.
posted by mikeweeney at 6:05 PM on October 14, 2012


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